Galatasaray have denied receiving an offer from Arsenal for Sacha Boey, despite the recent reports from Turkey.
Reports from Turkey this week suggested that Arsenal had submitted a bid for Galatasaray’s Sacha Boey, but these have since been roundly denied.
Most notably, Galatasaray director Cenk Ergun has publicly spoken out to shoot down the claims.
“There are currently no official offers for Sacha Boey,” Ergun told Radyospor (via talkSPORT).
Fabrizio Romano confirms Arsenal haven’t made an offer for Boey at this stage, holding no meetings or negotiations with his new agents.
Romano adds that Boey is just one of many players Arsenal appreciate, and Galatasaray want more than €20m for the right-back.
Various sources in the English media had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Boey.
The Telegraph wrote that the Gunners were considering a move for the defender, who is understood to be open to a transfer to the Premier League.
The Evening Standard confirmed that Arsenal were interested, and that full-back is an area where the club are looking to strengthen this summer.
And the Daily Mail reported that Arsenal were eyeing a move for Boey, though they could face competition from within the Premier League.
Both The Telegraph and the Evening Standard added that Arsenal could also return for Ivan Fresneda as an alternative target, having looked at the Real Valladolid man in January.
Boey has made 31 appearances for Galatasaray so far this season, and he’s a former France u20 international.
We know Arsenal are looking to strengthen on the right-hand side of defence, with Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba’s injuries exposing how short the squad is on that side.
But given Ben White and Tomiyasu are both capable of playing at centre-back or at right-back, Arsenal have some flexibility in the market.
Whether they sign a central defender or a right-back, the other position can be covered by moving the existing players around.